"She seeketh wool and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands." ((Proverbs 31:13)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

A Wonderful Day!

Why was today such a wonderful day?  Well, first of all, it is Saturday and a day all to myself to do whatever I want to do.  So, what did I do?  One of my very dearest friends, Martha, came over for morning tea and muffins and we spent a couple of hours just chattering away about everything under the sun.  Between my being "under the weather" for almost a month, and Martha having to clear out rooms that were water damaged from winter snows, so that repairs can be made, we just haven't had any time to get together.  So today was a great blessing for us to spend some special time with one another.

I also finished putting together my BBD " Remember Me" pincushion.  The next time that I do the finishing of another similar piece, I think that I will attach the lace between the "Right" sides together, BEFORE I stitch up the piece, leaving the opening for turning it right sides out.  It would have been much easier than trying to whip stitch it to the perimeter of the pincushion after it has been filled.  Ah well.....isn't that how we learn?  Here is my finish.  It is filled with "Lavender", which gives off an incredible scent, but was a bit overpowering  while I was sewing on the lace edging!

Then I spent a little time before dear husband came home from work, stitching a bit an Easter Egg Pin Keep  that I hope can be finished before Easter, called "Easter Frills" (With thy Needle & Thread) .  Hopefully I will be able to make more progress tonight after supper.  Isn't it a cute design?  I love it!

Well, all for now.  I have been looking at stitching blogs for a while and catching up on some emails, and I will never get supper started and get to my stitching if I don't get going!

Crossing in Stitches & Friendship With You Again!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Spring Has Sprung At Last!

For the first time, today actually feels like it is finally springtime!  It started off a little cloudy and chilly this morning, but as the progressed, by noontime, it was sunny and warm outside...around 75 degees.  Definitely warmer outside than inside the house, for a change.  The flowers are starting to show green shoots in the flower beds too.

We celebrated Miss Ella's FIRST BIRTHDAY!  Where has this year gone so quickly?
Ella Claps While Everyone Sings "Happy Birthday"!

Captivated by the Birthday Cake
 My how our two little grandchildren of ours have grown so much this past year.  Emery, our grandson, who lives in PA, turned ONE in January, and he is walking and running everywhere, and talking up a storm too.  Last week, our son, Kevin, called and turned on the speaker phone, so that we could hear Emery talking, and he was saying, "cracker".  He is also being taught "signing" for words, so he signs as well as tries to say the words at the same time.  Very smart little boy indeed!
Emery Slides All by Himself!

Over this past weekend I finished my "April" mini-calendar cover, complete with it's pretty coordinated lining.  If I do say so myself, I am quite proud of it because I tend to shy away from small pieces that require finishing details, but I think it turned out nicely.
Drawn Thread Design
32 Count "Violet Mist" Linen
Needlepoint, Inc. Silks
Calendar Cover Lining

Last week I finally made it back to my sewing group, at our LNS, after a long break with my most recent surgery.  A stitching friend offered to pick me up and take me, and it felt so wonderful being back with all of the girls again!  While there, I just had to poke through some of the newest needlework projects on display, and of course, I couldn't resist purchasing a few of them.  This is my progress so far, on one of them, "Basket of Memories", by Blackbird Designs.  It is to be finished into a little pillow pincushion, complete with ivory lace, since I don't know how to make tatted lace...wish I had learned that lovely needleart from my grandmother!
32 Count Ivory Linen
Gentle Arts Aged Pewter Fibers

The sweetest part of this darling little pincushion, is that it will be filled with "lavender".  Can you just imagine the beautiful aroma that will fill the air?  I can't wait to finish it so that I can fill it!  My LNS packaged up the sweet lavender in this lovely little cellophane bag!

Well, the hour is getting late, and I need to do some laundry and get dinner started before I can relieve my guilt and pick up my stitching again before my dear husband comes home from work.  After all, I need to appear to have done something "productive" with my day.....LOL!!

Until my next post...

Crossing in Stitches With You in Friendship!

Consider the Lilies of the Field

Consider the Lilies of the Field
"So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the Lilies of the Field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, that even Solomon in all his glory, was not arrayed like one of these." Matt: 6: 28-29)